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Quiessence® is a pelleted, palatable Magnesium and Chromium formula designed to support calm, balanced behavior in equines. It may help animals that are cresty-necked to reduce the crest, and may also help reduce the tendency to founder by supporting normal glucose metabolism and increasing peripheral circulation. Quiessence® is legal for competition with no known side effects.

Horses that may benefit from Quiessence®:

Magnesium works closely with Potassium and Calcium in cells, and a deficiency of Magnesium often results in low interstitial Potassium and the corresponding symptoms. Muscles are the main body store for Magnesium and, if there is a deficiency in the diet, the body draws Magnesium from the muscles. If enough is withdrawn, muscle Magnesuim levels drop, resulting in neuromuscular problems. Therefore, horses and ponies that are nervous, tense, show an inability to learn and concentrate, have tight, tense muscles, are slow to warm up and have sore or tight backs can show improvement when given Quiessence®.

Giving additional Magnesium and Chromium to cresty-necked, insulin resistant, founder prone horses and ponies may help reduce the tendency to founder. Magnesium supports peripheral circulation to the extremities, which may ease sore feet and promote healing in foundered animals.  Chromium has been shown to improve glucose clearance by improving insulin sensitivity in various classes of livestock.  Quiessence® provides high levels of Magnesium and Chromium in a pelleted form.

In a study we conducted in 2002-2003, founder prone horses with thick, cresty necks showed a reduction in neck thickness and hardness when fed a Magnesium supplement. The reduction in neck thickness made the horses easier to manage, ride and handle, as well being more aesthetically pleasing.

Is your horse at risk for Magnesium deficiency?

Magnesium deficiency usually shows as nervousness, muscular tension, inability to relax, irritability, hyper-sensitivity to touch or sounds, and poor memory retention. Some causes of Magnesium deficiencies:

Read about Magnesium Absorption

Active Ingredients Per 1oz:

Magnesium Oxide 7g
Magnesium Proteinate 1g
Chromium Piccolinate 1.25mg

Inactive Ingredients:  
Lignin Sulfonate, Banana Flavor, Distillers Grains, Powersweet, Sodium Chloride, Vegetable Oil, Wheat Mids.

Quiessence® provides 4.2 grams  of elemental Magnesium (4g from Magnesium Oxide and 0.1 g (100 mg) from more bioavailable Magnesium Proteinate) per 1oz serving.

Directions: Administer 1oz per 250lbs. body weight per day to start. Drop to ½ oz per 250lbs body weight per day when improvement is evident.  Adjust accordingly for different body weights and results.  
Quiessence® may be given on an as needed basis as well.


Take a look at this testimonial the sums it up and reflects what I hear from many horseowners:

Taweela is not just a horse, she is my buddy and lifelong friend. I bought her when she was 18 months, and she is now 13 years young, which is the prime of life for an Arabian. Taweela is a high-level endurance performer who lives to see what is around the next corner. For endurance enthusiasts, this is the horse to have. However, with all of her wonderful traits, Taweela has a few challenge areas. The first is that after a Winter break, when Spring comes around and she is out on pasture for a short time, she starts getting obese. Her neck gets extremely cresty, and if not acted on quickly, she could founder. 
The second challenge is that she is extremely high-strung and nervous. She actually paces in the trailer and while we are 'standing' in place. She can be quite a handful, and doesn't seem to calm down even after a long ride. 
The third challenge is that the muscles on the entire length of her back have a hard time relaxing after a ride. I originally attributed this to saddle fit, and have spent thousands of dollars on a special saddle and all sorts of special pads. I have just accepted these things about her and dealt with them over the years because she is worth the extra effort, and I love her. Enter Quissence.
I saw Dr. Getty's ad for Quiessence on her Web site, and decided to try it. I used the maximum dose on her until the crest in her neck started going down and getting softer. She also started getting calmer. She seemed to be a lot more relaxed. This took about 2 weeks. I then switched to the normal dose. The change has been amazing. Taweela is still the go-go girl I know and love, but she is so much more calm. She doesn't go crazy on the road home, and recently, after a short ride, she walked almost all the way home with a loose rein. I also checked her back after the ride, and there was no stiffness.
I did not know that an imbalance in Magnesium could cause so many problems, not only physical but mental as well. Quiessence pellets are palatable and she eats every one. Taweela and I now have a much better relationship because she is able to focus more and relax. Thanks Dr. Getty!
Barbara P., Oregon

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